Ex-partner suing firm denied sight of its NDAs – Legal Futures

‘A former partner suing south-east law firm McMillan Williams over alleged sexual misconduct and harassment has been denied access to any non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) it may have reached.’

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Legal Futures, 20th September 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Universities ‘failing’ victims of sexual misconduct – BBC News

‘Dozens of students who reported sexual assaults to their university have said they were failed by complaints processes that left them traumatised.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2019

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More victims able to challenge ‘unduly lenient’ prison sentences – Ministry of Justice

‘Under plans confirmed by ministers today (17 September 2019), the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme will be extended to 14 new offences.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th September 2019

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Paratroopers win Colchester barracks racial harassment claim – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2019 in armed forces, employment tribunals, equality, harassment, news, race discrimination, racism by tracey

‘Two former British army soldiers have won a racial discrimination claim against the Ministry of Defence (MoD).’

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BBC News, 16th September 2019

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Teenager who trolled herself with fake social media accounts then blamed it on ex-boyfriend to get revenge is jailed – The Independent

‘A teenage girl who trolled herself on social media and blamed it on her ex-boyfriend in a revenge plot has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2019

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Bar offers free app to report bullying and harassment – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 10th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, barristers, bullying, computer programs, harassment, news by tracey

‘The Bar Council has turned to artificial intelligence to help barristers report bullying and harassment quickly and anonymously.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th September 2019

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Conservative MP Andrew Griffiths cleared of wrongdoing over sexting scandal – The Independent

‘An MP who bombarded two young women with lewd text messages has been cleared of wrongdoing by the parliamentary standards watchdog.’

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The Independent, 9th September 2019

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Settling for nil damages can still be a genuine Part 36 offer – MR v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2019] EWHC 1970 QB – Zenith PI

Posted September 6th, 2019 in assault, costs, damages, false imprisonment, harassment, news, part 36 offers, police by tracey

‘The appellant was arrested on suspicion of harassment but was later released without charge, after police had taken fingerprints and DNA samples. The appellant issued a claim for false imprisonment and assault.’

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Zenith PI, 5th September 2019

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Facebook postings and vicarious liability of employers – Local Government Lawyer

‘Charles Pigott examines an Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling that racially offensive Facebook posting was not done in the course of employment.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th August 2019

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Miss England contestant Samantha Bumford’s stalker due for release – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2019 in harassment, news, recidivists, restraining orders, stalking, victims by sally

‘When an obsessed fan’s adoration of beauty queen Samantha Bumford became physical, she alerted police and he was given a restraining order and sent to prison.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2019

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Non-discriminatory bullying in the workplace: does the law go far enough? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted August 29th, 2019 in bullying, employment, harassment, news by sally

‘In workplaces bullying is more commonly purely psychological and rarely reaches levels of criminality. In such cases, non-discriminatory bullying could nonetheless find a workplace stress claim in the civil courts.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 28th August 2019

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Offer to settle for no damages was valid under part 36 – Litigation Futures

‘An offer to settle a case for no damages but an admission of liability was a valid part 36 offer and it was not unjust to apply the usual consequences of beating an offer when the claimant won at trial, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 28th August 2019

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Transgender journalist loses discrimination claim against the Times – The Guardian

‘A transgender woman made redundant by the Times has lost an employment tribunal in which she claimed to have experienced discrimination and unfair dismissal.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2019

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Government Urged To Tackle ‘National Problem’ Of Protests Outside Abortion Clinics – Rights Info

‘Campaigners have renewed calls for the government to create “safe-zones” around abortion clinics across the country after the Court of Appeal upheld a ban on pro-life protests near a west London health centre.’

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Rights Info, 22nd August 2019

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Social worker suspended after telling female colleague ‘I like a nice set of baps’ while looking through her shopping basket – Daily Telegraph

‘A social worker has been suspended after he groped a junior colleague and told her he liked a “good pair of baps” as he squeezed a pack of bread rolls in front of her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th August 2019

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Cambridge University graduate sues over handling of sexual harassment complaint – The Independent

Posted August 14th, 2019 in complaints, harassment, news, sex discrimination, universities by michael

‘A former student is suing the University of Cambridge over the way it dealt with her sexual harassment complaint – saying their response left her more traumatised than the harassment itself.’

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The Independent, 14th August 2019

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Chelsea apology over ex-chief scout Eddie Heath’s ‘unchallenged’ sex abuse – BBC News

‘Young Chelsea players were targeted for years by a “prolific and manipulative sexual abuser” who was able to operate “unchallenged”, says a damning report.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2019

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Complaints by female and BAME military staff a ‘serious concern’ – BBC News

‘A “disproportionate” number of female and ethnic minority personnel in the armed forces file internal complaints, MPs have said.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2019

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Brexiteer jailed for threatening to kill MPs – The Independent

‘A Brexiteer has been jailed for threatening to kill MPs because he felt they were trying to “delay or stop the UK’s exit from the European Union”.’

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The Independent, 3rd August 2019

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Protester who harassed Anna Soubry handed suspended sentence – The Guardian

‘Self-styled yellow vest protester James Goddard has been handed a suspended prison sentence and banned from an area around parliament for hurling abuse at the remain-supporting MP Anna Soubry. The pro-Brexit campaigner, 30, was filmed calling the former Conservative a Nazi and a traitor outside the Houses of Parliament in December and January.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2019

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